Finland's health spending down again in 1993:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Expenditure on government-financed healthcare in Finland declined 7.3% in 1993 to FMk 32,715 million ($7,610 million), continuing the downward trend first seen in 1992. Overall health spending in Finland also fell - by 4.3% to FMk 42,420 million, according to data from Helsinki's Social Insurance Institution. Spending on inpatient services was down 9.0% to FMk 16,354 million, while outpatient care saw expenditure fall 4.8% to FMk 11,153 million. Healthcare spending as a proportion of Finland's GDP declined for the first time in 1993 to 8.8% from 9.0% in the previous year.